Globalization and language vitality: perspectives from Africa

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Continuum, 2008 - Foreign Language Study - 291 pages
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This book examines the effect of globalization on languages in Africa. In contrast to previous studies, the book examines whether or not globalization is affecting languages in the same way and at the same rate in different countries, and how local experi

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Contents

Trajectories of Language Endangerment in South Africa
32
The Circumstances of Language Shift and Death
51
The Lives of Local and Regional Congolese Languages
97
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Salikoko S. Mufwene is the Frank J. McLoraine Distinguished Service Professor of Linguistics and the College at the University of Chicago.